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The Richmond 34 and the Civil Rights Movement

The Richmond 34 and the Civil Rights Movement

by Kimberly A. Matthews and Raymond Pierre Hylton
Paperback
Publication Date: 03/02/2020
  $37.95
February 22, 1960, bore witness to an event that would forever change the social, political, and economic life of a city, a state, and millions of inhabitants. The arrest of 34 Virginia Union University students during a sit-in protest at the most upscale department store in Richmond, Virginia, heralded the upending of a long-established way of life and a change of direction from which there would be no turning back. The students would see their actions galvanize a community into effecting wide-ranging reforms in desegregation and play a significant role in ending the nearly 70-year grip on power of one of the nation's strongest political machines. Bafflingly, their achievement faded into obscurity, and only in recent years has its importance been recognized.
ISBN:
9781467104517
9781467104517
Category:
Social discrimination & inequality
Format:
Paperback
Publication Date:
03-02-2020
Language:
English
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing
Country of origin:
United States
Dimensions (mm):
234.95x165.1x7.87mm
Weight:
0.02kg

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